‘Good Times’ star, Ja’Net DuBois, has died at the age of 74. Dubois was found unresponsive in her home in the Glendale neighborhood of Los Angeles on Tuesday morning. However, no investigation is ongoing and it’s reported she’s died of natural causes.
The former actress was best known for her portrayal of Willona Woods. The nosey next-door neighbor of the Evans’ family on the classic television show, ‘Good Times’. Her ‘Good Times’ gig spanned five years between 1974 and 1979.
In addition, DuBois’s character on ‘Good Times’ was introduced to a young orphaned Janet Jackson. Jackson’s character would go on to be adopted by Willona Woods and a long, happy storyline would continue.
DuBois went on to make many more prolific appearances. She earned two Emmy awards for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance in 1999 and 2001 for her voice-overs in the WB series ‘The PJs’. Likewise, she was nominated for NAACP Image Award in 1998 for a guest appearance on “Touched by an Angel.”
Additionally, DuBois co-wrote and sang ‘Movin’ Up’, the theme song for ‘The Jeffersons’; the 70s’ sitcom that ran for 11 seasons.
Her wrap-sheet includes stints and appearances on “Diary of a Mad Housewife,” “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle,” “Everybody Loves Raymond,” and many more.
The news of Ja’Net DuBois’s death comes just hours after the announcement of Esther Scott’s passing.
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